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I have a post on my blog about the different ways style guides recommend punctuating a compound sentence joined by so. At the bottom of the…Continue

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What I Wish My Steno Colleagues Knew About Voice Writing

Cross-posted at BFFProofreading.comWe have a guest post from Tori Pittman of Pittman Stenography. Tori was the Intersteno World Champion in Speech Capture, Speech Recognition (speed…See More
May 27, 2016
April Thompson commented on April Thompson's blog post The Court Reporter's Creed
"I totally understand, Randall. We all have moments where our frustration can't be contained. (Just ask my kids!) "
May 18, 2016
Randall Young commented on April Thompson's blog post The Court Reporter's Creed
"Thank you, Apri, for the kind words.  I'll take the beer, the hug and the chocolate.  I removed my comment, though, because in retrospect it adds nothing but negativity.  And that's not my desire to be remembered for."
May 17, 2016
April Thompson commented on April Thompson's blog post The Court Reporter's Creed
"Ah, man, Randall. That's rough. I wish I could give you a hug or buy you a beer. Or chocolate. Chocolate makes everything better. Buy some chocolate and pretend it's from me! It sounds like you could really use a break. I hope you can find…"
May 17, 2016
April Thompson commented on April Thompson's blog post Search smarter not harder
"You're welcome, D!"
May 16, 2016
D Sanders, RDR, CRR commented on April Thompson's blog post Search smarter not harder
"thanks!"
May 16, 2016
April Thompson posted a blog post

Search smarter not harder

Cross posted at Bffproofreading.There is no doubt that the internet has made things much easier to research. However, sometimes searching for one piece of information can feel a bit like trying to drink from a fire hose. Court reporters, scopists, and proofreaders all need to be able to find the right information without having to sift through thousands upon…See More
May 12, 2016
Valerie Shand commented on April Thompson's blog post A great mistake
"Love it!"
Feb 24, 2016
April Thompson posted a blog post

The Court Reporter's Creed

Cross-posted at bffproofreading.comThis week has been National Court Reporting and Captioning Week. The more I learn about court reporting and get to know verbatim reporters, the more impressed I am with these professionals.The creed is from retired court reporter Bill Parsons, who graciously shared this with the court reporting world and has given me permission to…See More
Feb 18, 2016
April Thompson posted a blog post

A great mistake

Cross-posted at BFFProofreading.comYes, this is a real tweet.In this case, I’m actually glad they didn’t proofread because both the image of shaving bears and the correction are good for a laugh. If you’d rather let someone else make the laugh-inducing errors,…See More
Feb 15, 2016
April Thompson posted a blog post

Grammar fun

Cross-posted at bffproofreading.comCall me weird, but I love the beauty of a diagram showing how all the parts of speech work together. This diagram of the Preamble to the Constitution is a work of art.As an added bonus to kick off the weekend, many of us memorized the Preamble to this little ditty.Happy Friday and happy proofreading!See More
Feb 12, 2016
April Thompson posted a discussion

Take the poll!

I have a post on my blog about the different ways style guides recommend punctuating a compound sentence joined by so. At the bottom of the post (scroll, scroll, scroll) is a poll.Help a proofreader out and take the poll! So far the Chicago Manual of Style is winning.Thanks!…See More
Feb 5, 2016
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Jan 23, 2016
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Jan 15, 2016
April Thompson commented on April Thompson's blog post The rule is there is no rule
"Oh, Mary Ann, I completely agree about "text speak." And emojis. I even hate the word, and I about spat when OED announced their "word of the year" was an emoji last year. I'm learning Latin, and I swear the endings will be…"
Jan 14, 2016
Mary Ann Crockford commented on April Thompson's blog post The rule is there is no rule
"As an English and writing teacher, both at the secondary and college level, I can second what D. Sanders said below. Don't even get me started on what cell phones have done to the mother tongue, with all the "lol's" and "y r…"
Jan 14, 2016

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Search smarter not harder

Cross posted at Bffproofreading.

There is no doubt that the internet has made things much easier to research. However, sometimes searching for one piece of information can feel a bit like trying to drink from a fire hose. Court reporters, scopists, and proofreaders all need to be able to find the right information…

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The Court Reporter's Creed

Cross-posted at bffproofreading.com

This week has been National Court Reporting and Captioning Week. The more I learn about court reporting and get to know verbatim reporters, the more impressed I am with these professionals.

The creed is from retired court reporter Bill Parsons, who graciously shared this with the court reporting world and has…

Continue

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 16:56 — 3 Comments

A great mistake

Cross-posted at BFFProofreading.com

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Posted on February 15, 2016 at 13:24 — 1 Comment

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